User talk:142.177.20.185

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List of ice hockey players who died during their playing career[edit]

Just a heads up, if you check out the talk page for this list - players don't have to meet the same notability requirements for inclusion on a list as they do for an article. He was an active player in a recognized league at the time of his death, and that's what this list is meant to cover. Canada Hky (talk) 02:37, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the comment, but from what I see on the discussion page there is mention of removing a person who was "never drafted into the NHL or any major professional league, nor did he ever play in any professional league." That seems true of the guy I removed as well. So my explanation for removing himseems to be in line with the discussion page. 142.177.20.185 (talk) 03:44, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
Yes, then further there is mention that the user recieved further guidance from the ice hockey project here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Ice_Hockey/Archive24#List_of_ice_hockey_players_who_died_during_their_playing_career here's the relevant section "The nice thing about lists is that they can incorporate otherwise non-notable individuals. i.e.: lists of draft picks. The Swift Current four, as an example, aren't notable in their own right for articles, but their deaths were highly notable. In a list of hockey players who died young, they certainly belong." Canada Hky (talk) 03:50, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
The passage you quote there mentions people who were draft picks. Vince Scott was not drafted. It also mentions people whose deaths were notable. The Swift Current four died in an accident related to team activity. Other people on the list who are non-notable died on the ice, and so merit inclusion. Vince Scott's death was not notably related to his being a hockey player as these others were. So I still don't see that he is significant enough to be on the list. 142.177.20.185 (talk) 03:56, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
The passage I quoted mentions 'lists of draft picks', not draft picks on this list, meaning the list can include players who are not notable (as many draftees are not), but their inclusion on the list is still appropriate.Canada Hky (talk) 02:34, 30 April 2010 (UTC)